Dec 14 Wed.

Anita & Juan came out with Juanita & Francisca and Anita brought a pair of baroque pearl ear-rings for Laura. ×××× [indecipherable] We gave Anita her Anger1 jar, & Juan his Henry Clay cigarettes, and Juanita her umbrella – & Francisca got a blue bead-necklace I had made. Juan told us that his household expenses were 800 fr [francs] per day: which the shop had to provide. He had been losing about 4, or 5000 fr monthly for 3 years, because of Franco embargo on Govt [Government] oranges
Worked till 3.30 am, keeping Laura company. She had been having a lot of exhausting talk with Dorothy.

Editorial Notes

1from Angers? KG

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Juanita

    Vives, Juanita
    Juan and Anita Ana's daughter WG
  • Francisca

    The "Francisca" of "Laura and Francisca." eds. A young resident of Deyá; her mother Francisca Messiana helped out at Canellun. W.G. Also called Francisquita (but so were other Franciscas in the village). Later m. to Miguel Ripoll (see Friedmann 179) eds.
  • Franco

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22